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A barrow 1000m NW of Octagon Farm: part of a Neolithic and Bronze Age mortuary complex

List Entry Summary

This monument is scheduled under the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979 as amended as it appears to the Secretary of State to be of national importance. This entry is a copy, the original is held by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.

Name: A barrow 1000m NW of Octagon Farm: part of a Neolithic and Bronze Age mortuary complex

List entry Number: 1007329

Location

The monument may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County:

District: Bedford

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish:

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: Not applicable to this List entry.

Date first scheduled: 19-May-1993

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

Legacy System Information

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System: RSM

UID: 20752

Asset Groupings

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List entry Description

Summary of Monument

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Reasons for Designation

The barrow 1000m north-west of Octagon Farm will retain archaeological information and environmental evidence relating to the construction of the monument and the landscape in which it was built. The barrow's association with the group of mortuary monuments around it will contribute additional information regarding the continuity and evolution of funerary practices in this area during the Prehistoric period.

History

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Details

The monument includes the remains of a barrow initially recorded from aerial photographs and situated between the River Great Ouse and the Elstow Brook, south-east of Bedford. Although no longer visible at ground level the barrow is represented by a circular ring ditch, which can be clearly seen on aerial photographs, enclosing the area of the levelled burial mound. The ditch measures 21m in diameter.

MAP EXTRACT The site of the monument is shown on the attached map extract. It includes a 5 metre boundary around the archaeological features, considered to be essential for the monument's support and preservation.

Selected Sources

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National Grid Reference: TL 08668 49999

Map

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End of official listing